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 for excise
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Excise \Ex*cise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excised; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Excising.]
     1. To lay or impose an excise upon.
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     2. To impose upon; to overcharge. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Excise \Ex*cise"\, v. t. [See Excide.]
     To cut out or off; to separate and remove; as, to excise a
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Excise \Ex*cise"\, n. [Apparently fr. L. excisum cut off, fr.
     excidere to cut out or off; ex out, off + caedere to cut; or,
     as the word was formerly written accise, fr. F. accise, LL.
     accisia, as if fr. L. accidere, accisum, to cut into; ad +
     caedere to cut; but prob. transformed fr. OF. assise, LL.
     assisa, assisia, assize. See Assize, Concise.]
     1. In inland duty or impost operating as an indirect tax on
        the consumer, levied upon certain specified articles, as,
        tobacco, ale, spirits, etc., grown or manufactured in the
        country. It is also levied to pursue certain trades and
        deal in certain commodities. Certain direct taxes (as, in
        England, those on carriages, servants, plate, armorial
        bearings, etc.), are included in the excise. Often used
        adjectively; as, excise duties; excise law; excise system.
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              The English excise system corresponds to the
              internal revenue system in the United States.
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              An excise . . . is a fixed, absolute, and direct
              charge laid on merchandise, products, or
              commodities.                          --11 Allen's
                                                    (Mass. ) Rpts.
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     2. That department or bureau of the public service charged
        with the collection of the excise taxes. [Eng.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not
           on property or income from real estate) [syn: excise,
           excise tax]
      v 1: remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a
           line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch
           that remark" [syn: strike, scratch, expunge,
      2: levy an excise tax on
      3: remove by cutting; "The surgeon excised the tumor"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  168 Moby Thesaurus words for "excise":
     VAT, abscind, ad valorem duty, alcohol tax, amputate,
     amusement tax, annihilate, assessment on default, avulse, ax, ban,
     bar, bisect, bob, butcher, capital gains tax, capitation,
     capitation tax, carve, chop, cleave, clip, corporation tax, crop,
     cull, customs, customs duty, cut, cut away, cut in two, cut off,
     cut out, death duty, death tax, delete, deracinate, dichotomize,
     dig out, dig up, disentangle, dissever, dock, doomage, draw,
     draw out, dredge, dredge up, duty, elide, eliminate, enucleate,
     eradicate, estate duty, estate tax, evolve, evulse, excavate,
     except, excess profits tax, excise tax, exclude, export tax,
     expurgate, exsect, extinguish, extirpate, extract, extricate,
     federal tax, fissure, gabelle, gash, get out, gift tax, gouge out,
     grub up, hack, halve, head tax, hew, import tax, incise,
     income tax, inheritance tax, internal revenue tax, isolate, jigsaw,
     knock off, lance, land tax, liquor tax, local tax, lop, luxury tax,
     mine, mutilate, nip, nuisance tax, pare, peel,
     personal property tax, pick out, pluck out, pluck up, poll,
     poll tax, property tax, property-increment tax, protective tariff,
     provincial tax, prune, pull, pull out, pull up, quarry, rake out,
     rates, remove, rend, revenue tariff, rip out, rive, root out,
     root up, rule out, sales tax, salt tax, saw, school tax, scissor,
     set apart, set aside, sever, severance tax, shave, shear, slash,
     slice, slit, snip, specific duty, split, stamp out, state tax,
     strike off, strike out, strip, strip off, sunder, take off,
     take out, tariff, tariff duty, tear, tear out, telephone tax,
     truncate, unearth, unravel, uproot, use tax, value added tax,
     weed out, whittle, window tax, wipe out, withdraw, wrest out

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